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kindred

  • joined Mar 15, 2008
  • last login Jul 13, 2014
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Suarez and Points Strategy

This isn't about the actions themselves, but simply a thought exercise on whether the team should sell or not. I've seen a lot of folks write things like "We can't stay in the top 4 without him, so...

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How Selling Suarez Could Help Liverpool

I'm not endorsing this, just passing it along. The statistics are small sample enough that I wouldn't put much into them, but the gist is that playing both Suarez and Sturridge requires a tactical...

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A Case for the Defense

It is often said that LFC's defensive personnel has underwhelmed this season. I believe that assessment is in error. In honor of Rafa's return to Anfield, let's start with some facts (stats are...

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Tiki-Taka and LFC Personnel

Brendan Rogers has recently said that his preferred style of play -- with a strong emphasis on maintaining possession, and quickly pressuring the ball once possession is lost -- is not immutable....

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Squad Management and Recent LFC Transfers

I wrote most of this as a comment in the "should we buy more internationals" thread, but it's long and someone asked for it to be in a fanpost so I thought I'd clean it up and post it here. Some...

"No one ever called La Russa a sissy."

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"No one ever called La Russa a sissy."

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Does Yadier Molina Hurt the Cardinals By Being Awesome?

It's generally accepted that in terms of preventing other teams from stealing bases Yadier Molina is one of the best, if not the best, catchers in MLB. Al Hrabosky is fond of saying that Yadi is so...

Cards Are A Well-Run Franchise

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By one metric anyway. Click through for a graph showing the correlation between spending and wins over the past decade. The Cards are above the line, meaning that they've gotten better-than-average value for money. There is a clear correlation between spending and wins, but there also appears to be a threshold: if the Cards can continue to spend in the $95-100mn/year range, they put themselves in a good position to average about 90 wins a year. In a division of weak spenders that will often be enough for the playoffs.

Division Should Be ~ Tied

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Before today's game, by any Pythag measure, Reds should be no more than 1.6 games ahead of Cards in loss column.

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Mistakes I Made

As this season has spiraled completely out of control, I've spent a little bit of time (not much) thinking about what Cardinals decisions I've been wrong about over the past few years, as well as...

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Fire Brian Burwell

Okay, so I'm not really surprised that Brian Burwell's most recent column is bad. But I am surprised that it's this bad. So bad, in fact, as to deserve the Fire Joe Morgan treatment. But since...

Restoring the Roster

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NBC Sports guy recreates the Cards roster by only using players that we were the first to sign. We've got the 17th best team in baseball, mostly because we've got no starting pitchers. Our lineup, bullpen, and defense are fine, but when both Thompson and Boggs are in your rotation you've got trouble. He's doing this for all the teams. It's an interesting exercise. The Cubs have developed a TON of good pitching, but very few position players of note. The Reds are listed last.

Max Scherzer is Saber

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His personal goals are measured in WAR, he's a believer in BABIP, and he likes tRA.

Playoff Odds

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BP updated their playoff odds section today. The Cards have a 65% chance to make the post-season, 2nd in the NL behind the Dodgers.

NY Times on new data on defensive performance

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Check out the quote by Scott Rolen towards the end. Unfortunately, these data probably won't be available to fans, at least for free.

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Geography and Fan Support

via www.commoncensus.org   The above map shows the geographical distribution of fan support for MLB teams. I thought it was interesting when I saw it and thought I would share. A quick note:...

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Attn: 1946 World Series Special Tonight.

hey guys... just noticed that there's a special on the 1946 Cards v. Red Sox World Series on MLB Network tonight at 10:30 EST (9:30 CST). short notice, but it should be interesting. Musial against...

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On Opportunity Costs

in the comments of yesterday's main thread, LB made an important statement here, which i'll excerpt: a factor i completely overlooked in the main post is the high opportunity cost that attends...

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Reyes Traded

our long national nightmare is over. traded to the Indians for AA RP Luis Perdomo, a power arm with a plus-plus fastball, a decent slider, and a work-in-progress changeup. he regularly hits 95-96...

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2009 3B

Glaus has a player option for next season, which he may well exercise. but if he does exercise it, he'd actually be taking a pay cut from this season (from $12.5mn this year to $11.25mn next). he...

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Final Draft Order; Potential Cardinals Picks?

find it here. The Cardinals have the 13th overall pick, as known, but also picked up a 1st-round supplemental (#39) because Percival was a Type-B FA. i'm confused; i thought the Cards didn't offer...

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Bill James on Craig Biggio

A nice little article in Slate, about how Biggio was one of James' favorite players for years before the sheen wore off. Money quote:"I'll still say today, if there was a draft and you could look...

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Rolen to Brewers/Edmonds to Texas?

Rumors not yet heard:apparently, the Brewers have had internal discussions regarding acquiring Rolen. This doesn't seem to make a whole lot of sense unless Braun moves to LF, but it's a rumor I...

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Cubs Moves

The Cubs have already been pretty active, shipping Jones to Detroit for Infante (and salary help) and Monroe to the Twins for PTBNL. they're switching Dempster to the rotation (thank you, God!),...

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A Question for Those Who Hate the Piniero Signing

I understand the frustration with the Piniero signing. I share some of it. But I've been trained as an economist, and we have in rule in that profession: when asked whether a given economic...

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Lambert is PTBNL for Maroth

According to the P-D:http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports/stories.nsf/cardinals/story/00311168DFA0F8D4862573470061D0B7 ?OpenDocumentLambert didn't really do a whole lot to impress this year, but...

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